Table 8—

Writing the DSME consult request

Component of requestExample
Specific reason for consult and diagnosisDiabetes education for insulin administration teaching for patient with new-onset type 2 diabetes
Discharge medication planLantus 30 units hs, Novolog 6 units ac
Specific comments/instructionsSpanish-speaking patient; lives with daughter
Contact informationJohn Smith, MD, pager #
  • ac, before meals; hs, bedtime.